Skip to main content

A Day in Shatley Springs

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Shatley Springs for the first time. It was absolutely beautiful there. 

For those not in the know, Shatley Springs is in a town waaay up near the North Carolina/Virginia line called Crumpler. The land was originally purchased by a Mr. Martin Shatley in 1890, and it was in that year he discovered the spring. Supposedly, the water from the spring has natural healing qualities.
(Check out the History and Testimonial sections of the Shatley Springs website for more on all this. It's an interesting read, I promise!)

Roses at the door to the restaurant
Presently, Shatley Springs is an inn (they have cabins you can rent), and also restaurant. They serve family style breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also order individual plates, but really, the family style is the best bargain. And it's delicious
Family style breakfast was $10 a person, and included country ham, sausage, bacon, grits, eggs, biscuits, gravy, potatoes and cooked apples. (I think that was all, anyway.) And as long as you keep eating, it'll keep coming.
Seriously, you will not leave this place hungry, I promise. 

Anyway, I went to the Springs with some friends for the day, and took a few photos and such that I thought I'd share. Honestly, the photos don't do this place justice. It's so lovely and peaceful.

Duck friends at the pond

The cabins

The Spring that runs underneath the buildings
 The water at the Spring is served at the restaurant, and though I'm not entirely sure about it's so-called healing properties, it is really good water. There is also access to the actual Spring, and the water is free, so you can take some home with you, if you like! We saw several people doing just that. Water jugs are sold at the Inn, but you can bring your own instead.

Plaque at the Spring
You had to go down a couple steps to get to the Spring itself, as seen below.

The 'Spring' is basically just water flowing out of a pipe, ha!

Shatley Springs proper!
It's ice cold, and it doesn't take long to fill up a bottle or jug. Plus, it's free! :)

All in all, it was a great time and a fun day. I'm already making plans to go back!


Popular posts from this blog

Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern

 (Check out this handy dandy Pinterest ready graphic I made!) In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, one of the dwarves (Bofur) wore this really, really awesome hat.  I fell in love with it, and decided to see if I could crochet my own version of it.  Well, first I scoured the internet, hoping for a pattern, and when I didn't find one THEN I decided to make my own.  And since I know there are others out there who would love to have this pattern, I'm posting it here! PLEASE NOTE: You may make items and sell them using this pattern, but PLEASE link back to the pattern and credit me as the source. It's only fair! :) The Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern You will need: Red Heart Super Saver (I forgot the actual color name, but it’s brown, okay?) Lion Brand Homespun in Edwardian H hook, I hook HAT : with I hook and brown yarn Chain 5 & join with sl st Ch 2, work 11 DC into loop, join with sl st (11) Ch 2, work 2 DC into each st, jo

As Seen on Pinterest - The Retirement Survival Kit

One of my co-workers recently retired. I'm happy for her, because she really deserves it and everything...but I hate that she's leaving me!  I tried to bribe her into staying. I even threatened to lock her in the office and refuse to let her go.  Oddly, she didn't like that suggestion.  Since she was set on this notion of retirement, I immediately began scouring Pinterest for some sort of cute retirement gift for her. I knew I'd find something there, and I was not disappointed! Fairly soon after beginning my search, I came across the 'Retirement Survival Kit'.  (Photo from Pinterest - original pin link ) The pin was a link to an eBay auction, but of course my first thought on seeing it was "I can do that!". So I did.   I really should have taken a better photo of it. But this is all I managed to get. So, uh, ta da! I changed a few of the items around (the original link was from the UK, so some of the items weren't available)

As Seen on Pinterest: Pillar of Cloud and Fire Craft

Woo hoo! It's time for another As Seen on Pinterest post!  This time, it was a cute little kids' craft to go along with the story of Moses and the Children of Israel being led through the wilderness by the pillar of cloud by day, and fire by night. It fit nicely into one of our Sunday School lessons this quarter, so we decided to give it a whirl! Here's the original pin: You'll need toilet paper tubes, construction paper, tissue paper (white and orange), scissors and tape. It's a pretty straightforward craft, really. Cut the construction paper to cover the tube and tape it down. Then cut a generous square of the tissue paper (one in each color) and use some tape to stick it to the insides of the tube. That part is a bit tricky, but with some finagling, it can be done! And that's it! Isn't it cute? The kiddos loved them too. It was so great hearing them telling others what it was and what it signified. Unt